Works have begun on the Baden
Powell camping ground in Lane Poole
Reserve to turn it into a vibrant recreation area
for day visitors.
The $1.2 million project would
provide a picnic area, barbecues, car parking, toilets and a safer access for
“Projects such as
the Baden Powell revitalisation will create employment prospects for local
contractors and services, bringing sustainable economic development in the
regions,” said Minister Redman.
The project is
part of the State Government’s $21.05 million Parks for
initiative and is
funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program under the Western
Australian Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-18.
Lane Poole Reserve campgrounds
include Charlies Flat, Tonys Bend, Yarragil, Chuditch and the new Baden Powell
The reserve covers
more than 50,000 hectares of jarrah forest and attracts more than 200,000 visits
a year with people enjoying a multitude of recreational